As the seasons change, what we wear does too, and the most efficient way to ensure that we have maximum space for the items that we are wearing is to store the ones that we aren’t. Unless you’ve been blessed with the world’s largest wardrobe space, then the chances are that you will have to get a little bit creative with your storage solutions, so here are a few clever ways that you can get your out of season clothing out of sight and out of mind.
Clothing, especially things like coats and jumpers, can take up a huge amount of space very quickly, which is where vacuum packing comes in. Folding clothes and placing them in vacuum pack bags before sucking out all of the air can reduce their size significantly, not to mention it also protects them from odours and pests such as moths. Vacuum pack bags can be purchased easily online or in most homeware and department stores and come in a number of sizes, making them perfect for just about everything. Once your clothes are vacuum packed you can then store them in one of the ways outlined below.
Use a self-storage locker
It’s a common misconception that self-storage lockers are really expensive, but depending on how much space you need and the locker you choose, they can work out to be very economical. If you don’t have space at home, then a self-storage locker is the best way to store your unwanted belongings as it will keep them safe, secure and out of sight. Self-storage units are designed to keep people’s belongings safe, so they are dry, kept at a constant temperature and most are also manned by security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Make use of underfloor space
Most houses have a surprising amount of untapped storage space right underneath their floorboards. It may take a little exploration and some cleaning but the elbow grease will be worth it to have a hidden storage space perfect for stowing away your disused clothing. Seamlessly blending into your room, underfloor storage is the way to go if you’re short on space, not to mention it’s a great hiding place for other valuable belongings too. Just remember to get permission before you start ripping up floorboards.
Get a liftable bed
Under the bed storage is a go-to for most people, but to maximise the space that you have available to use, you really want to consider getting a liftable bed. Liftable beds have a huge compartment underneath, into which you can store clothing, winter footwear and any other items that you want out of sight and out of mind. Unlike sliding boxes under a regular bed, liftable beds conceal what you are storing and make it much easier to access and see what’s in storage when it’s time to change things around.
So there you have it - some clever ways to store your out of season clothing - do you have any other tips to add?